Ah yes, nothing like the joy and excitement of starting each new decade with a timely update of computer hardware
, whether you want to or not.
First public release of Windows 10 - July 29, 2015
As soon as you get the hang of Windows 10, [i.e., last decade's OS] be sure that Windows 20/Something should be coming along soon. Things to look forward to.
Take comfort you be in good company in upgrading to Windows 10 as most all of us have somehow survived the experience, at first it was much like riding through a gale. I recall
that my boat
didn't sink like was predicted for the coming of Y2K; there was a beautiful sunrise on the morning of January 1, 2000, then I boarded the plane with my wife to fly from California
back to Montana. Oddly there were very few passengers on the early morning flight that New Year's Day at the beginning of the new millenium.
FYI, from my experience the CruisersForum works fine with Windows 10, once you dial in your exact location coordinates derived by using your sextant
and key in the requisite DOS commands to boot up and run the forum's program.
Enjoy and saver the moments of becoming familiar with your new machine; a grand adventure awaits you. Keep it in proper perspective, it will be easier than trying to figure out the Infotainment system on the touch screen
of a new car while you are simultaneously trying to keep your eye on the road - "just how the heck does one turn on the windshield wipers and defroster with a touchscreen, arghhh
. All those tiny Universally Unrecognizable Graphic Symbols are hard to learn and discern without referring to the users manual. By way of simple example, who at Microsoft determined that you would logically look to click the Start Button in order to turn OFF the device; actually it is not technically turning the machine OFF, it is rather UNSTARTING the machine. Once you get the hang of their logic pattern, you can find your way through the ever changing menu tree. The same functions are in the upgrade of your OS, they have just scrambled the order and where they are placed and have given them new descriptions / names.
Personally, I still miss my thence highspeed, 12-K dial up modem
and its connection tones emitted from the ear piece of the phone's handset, and the sound my teletype machine made as it printed on multicopy paper before there were monochromatic display monitors.
Oh, speaking of upgrading, I'm on the look out for a new smart mobile phone
, one that comes with a curly cord for enhanced 5K reception
, but alas Apple and Samsung seem to have cut their cords. I got excited when I thought I found a whole bunch of cord connectable Smartphones at the display at the Walmart store, but was disappointed to learn the cords were just tethers to secure the display phones so that they didn't go walk about with a customer.
I can personally attest that there are multitude of interface compatibility complexities to contend with between a Smartphone and a Dumb User. Been there, done that, still doing that!
I remember receiving my first Text Message, it came from my daughter who was away at college. I saw a new notification appear on the screen
of the flip phone
and wondered what it was, so I pushed the symbol and her message appeared with a question to me. So I endeavored to reply by Text instead of just talking to her by voice by using the phone. My reply was all in lower case with no spaces between the words as I couldn't determine how to insert a space between a word then hit what I hoped was the send button. She got my message and decided to call me back instead of texting her reply, Old School
for Old Dad. Still not good at typing with thumbs.
And my niece is also learning
about her Good Old Uncle's technological proclivities.
As to selecting a service
provider, I long for the day when I had a phone plan that cost only a dime for three minutes of talk time.
Happy sailing days.